how do i cook for my friend?
My favorite boss in the whole world who also happens to be my friend, has a severe peanut allergy. I was talking about my gourmet marshmallows I used to make and he was intrigued so I agreed to bring him some. Then he drops on me that he has a rule that he never eats out of other people's homes in case the food could be contaminated but that he would trust me. This scares me!
I want to make these safe for him. My house is not peanut free. :( I think it should be okay if I wash all dishes used in super hot soapy water with dawn x3 before use then buy all brand new ingredients to go into the marshmallows. The ingredients are corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, salt, water and in this case, pomegranate. Then they are coated in a powdered sugar and corn starch mixture.
If I do all of that is there still a chance I could hurt my friend? I do have a degree in biology so I'm familiar with how to avoid contamination...but I don't have severe allergies. I wanted to buy one of those food test kits but I don't have a spare six hundred dollars. Suggestions?